Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor


Psychological and Brain Sciences


Dartmouth College


United States

Prof. Tor D. Wager


Tor Wager is the Diana L. Taylor Distinguished Professor in Neuroscience at Dartmouth College, and the Director of Dartmouth’s Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience laboratory, the Dartmouth Brain Imaging Center, and the Dartmouth Center for Cognitive Neuroscience. Professor Wager’s research centers on the neurophysiology of affective processes—pain, emotion, stress, and empathy—and how they are shaped by cognitive and social influences. One focus area is the impact of thoughts and beliefs on learning, brain function, and brain-body communication. Another focus is the development of brain biomarkers that track and predict affective experience, including pain and other clinical symptoms. A third focus is on statistical, machine learning, and computational techniques. Professor Wager and his group have developed several publicly available software toolboxes (see http://canlab.github.io). More information about Dr. Wager and his lab’s activities, publications, and software can be found at http://canlab.science.


Monday, September 19, 2022

1:00pm EDT4:30pm EDT

Placebo and Nocebo Effects: Basic Science and Implications for Clinical Trials and Clinical Practice

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Refresher Course
Room: 701 B

During the last decade, psychological and neurobiological mechanisms underlying placebo and nocebo effects have been identified and by now it…

Thursday, September 22, 2022

8:15am EDT9:30am EDT

Neuroimaging of Pain and Affect: Pathways, Biomarkers, and Interventions

Categories: Plenary Lecture, Virtual Program
Presented By: Prof. Tor D. Wager
Room: Plenary Room Level 800

Pain and related forms of affect are central to human life. Their experience defines our wellbeing, and the brain processes…

Friday, September 23, 2022

1:30pm EDT3:00pm EDT

Demystifying Mechanisms of Placebo Effects Across the Lifespan

Tracks: Placebo
Categories: Topical Workshop
Room: 714 A

The placebo effect is one of the most striking and well-known demonstrations of the mind’s influence on the experience of…